25 June 2008

Moving on out

I'm now just three weeks from the end of my full-time time at the university I am currently teaching at. These last three weeks will also mark the last time I'll be teaching English for a little while too. I won't say forever, because what is forever. For now, I don't see myself teaching in the near future.

I don't know if I am content with that part of the decision. In the short run, it's quite obvious that turning down this placement would be ridiculously stupid as it is a ton of free money and two free degrees studying with someone in the top of the field I am currently interested in. But I sort of have the bit of doubt about leaving something that I ultimately enjoy a great deal: teaching basic English to basic English learners. It's easy. It's fun. It's safe. What I will do with my OU degree is anyone's guess, really. I have this dream (dream in the sense of vision, not highest desire) that we will end up in Holland or Finland or Sweden, living the fine Socialist life.

Worst case scenario, I guess I am back here again in five years, which is not a bad thing at all. I'll be able to come back in the South of Japan and do something a little bit more interesting... Maybe. I don't know.

I got my second reader for my MRes dissertation and it looks like a guy (ironically named Guy) who's been around. This could be very good.